MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Nurse, Outpatient - Internal Medicine Center in Houston, Texas
The Internal Medicine Center helps care for patients' overall health and addresses common side effects that occur during and after care. It also helps treat medical conditions besides cancer and how these conditions interact with cancer and its treatments.
The ideal candidate will be a RN with at least one year of experience in an ambulatory setting.
Organizes and prioritizes work of patient care team.
Assures continuity of care as patient's transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services.
Practice autonomously within the scope of professional nursing practice.
Active member in shared decision making model at unit level.
Accountable for identifying barriers to patient care and solutions.
Active in developing strong relationships and partnerships with the organization to improve patient outcomes.
Exemplary Professional Practice:
Trains, coaches and assists team members to ensure optimum patient care and efficient use of resources.
Accountable for the management and provision of patient care in assigned area.
Effectively and consistently functions in related roles as required.
Assesses patient's needs for nursing care and other services.
Collaborates with physicians, other services, patient and patient's family to plan care and evaluate outcomes.
Acts as a patient and family advocate in order to uphold patient rights.
New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements:
Improves practice by integrating results and theories of research studies.
Participates in /leads evidenced based practice projects.
Participates in the redesign of care delivery for unit/center patient population
Empirical Quality Results:
Ensures integration of safety and quality standards into practice and delivery of team care.
Minimizes at risk behavior in self and others.
Actively reports using the Good Catch and incident reporting systems.
Collaborates with others in quality and performance improvement efforts.
Clinical nurse must communicate with patients and multidisciplinary teams.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing.
Preferred: At least one year of RN experience in an Ambulatory setting.
LICENSURE / CERTIFICATION
Current State of Texas professional Nursing License (RN).
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